Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, opens its doors to the public for the 19th annual Friends of Stone Lab Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 9. Free admission and transportation to Gibraltar Island. (Photo: 2016 Stone Lab open house, Frank Lichtkoppler, Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)
The Ecolab project on Ohio State’s Mansfield campus hosts its Power of Pollinators Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1760 University Drive. Admission is free and includes snacks, plants and seed packets.
Populations of pollinators — bees, butterflies and others — have seen significant drops in recent years, and the event will look at ways to help them. Talks will cover “Native Bees in Your Backyard,” “Pollinators Need Woodlands, Too!” and “Native Plant ID and Seed Collection.”
Participants should meet at the Monarch Right-of-Way demonstration plots in front of Ovalwood Hall.
For details, call CFAES wildlife program specialist Marne Titchenell, one of the event’s speakers, at 614-292-0402.
Registration is open for CFAES’s 2017 Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute. The program, its website says, “provides environmental and natural resources professionals with the skills needed to better address the many complex environmental issues facing our state.” Get details (including speakers, topics and dates). Register by Sept. 22.
Special for a Monday morning: To keep down dust and keep your feet dry, the main road at CFAES’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home of Farm Science Review, Sept. 19-21, soon to be walked by more than 100,000 people, has been repaved with a material combining asphalt and ground-up recycled tires.